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Norwood Park? A 17-year-old boy shot to death in the Union Ridge neighborhood Monday afternoon, after two others were wounded in shootings Monday morning in Chicago.The boy was found behind a Taco Burrito King across from the CTA Blue Line stop in the 5500 block of North Harlem Avenue, according to police. Show More Summary

Emanuel: Kids shouldn't 'pay a price for a political message'

As teachers picketed across the city Friday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel dropped by a West Town park district building to visit with children who were locked out of school and to re-emphasize his opposition to the Chicago Teachers Union's one-day walkout. "The park district is the largest after school program...

CPS lays out plans for students during teachers walkout

More than 100 Chicago schools along with Park District buildings and city libraries will be open to students shut out of the classroom Friday by the Chicago Teachers Union's one-day strike, Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday. The district encouraged parents interested in using one of the sites...

Pitchfork Music Festival Announces 2016 Lineup

What's so good? The 2016 lineup for the Pitchfork Music Festival has been announced. Chicago's Union Park will once again host the festival on July 15-17. Featuring some of the most exciting upcoming and established acts across indie,...Show More Summary

Pitchfork Fest 2016 lineup (Brian Wilson, Broken Social Scene, Beach House, Sufjan Stevens, Digable Planets, Jeremih, more)

photo: Pitchfork 2015 (more by James Richards IV) The Pitchfork Music Festival returns to Chicago's Union Park from July 15 - 17, and now the lineup has been announced. It features Brian Wilson playing Pet Sounds, Broken Social Scene, Beach...

Pitchfork Music Festival Announces 2016 Lineup

We are happy to announce the full lineup for the Pitchfork Music Festival 2016, which returns to Chicago's Union Park July 15-17. Friday will see performances by Beach House, Broken Social Scene, Carly Rae Jepsen, Girl Band, Julia Holter,...Show More Summary

CTU, parents stage 'walk-in' protests of Emanuel, CPS board

The Chicago Teachers Union held several "walk-in" protests Wednesday morning as part of ongoing opposition to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the appointed Chicago Board of Education. Outside Ray School in Hyde Park, a group of about 50 to 60 parents and their children gathered outside holding signs calling...

Pitchfork Music Fest announces 2016 dates (tix on sale)

photo: Pitchfork 2015 (more by James Richards IV) The 2016 Pitchfork Music Festival will happen at Chicago's Union Park from July 15 - 17. They haven't announced any of the performers yet, but three-day passes and daily tickets are on...

2016 Pitchfork Music Fest passes on sale

Pitchfork Music Festival returns to Chicago for its 11th incarnation, July 15-17, in Union Park. Limited,... The post 2016 Pitchfork Music Fest passes on sale appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.

Pitchfork Music Festival 2016 Tickets on Sale Now

The 11th annual Pitchfork Music Festival will return once again to Chicago's Union Park this summer. The 2016 fest will take place from July 15-17. Early bird three-day passes are available now for $140 while supplies last. Pitchfork...Show More Summary

Teachers union stages rally while schools chief focuses on Springfield

Chicago Teachers Union leaders exhorted thousands of members gathered for a rally in Grant Park on Monday to confront the city with the threat of a strike in the face of contract talks that have dragged on for more than a year. "Now it's time for us to act. We've been here before," CTU President...

Chicago Teachers Union to flex muscle with downtown rally

The Chicago Teachers Union is set to flex its muscles with a rally in Grant Park on Monday designed to energize members and send a message to the city amid stalled contract talks with the school district. CTU President Karen Lewis is scheduled to address the crowd during the afternoon rush hour...

Emanuel's Park District pension changes also challenged in court

Another effort by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to trim retirement benefits for public workers is being challenged in court. Former and current Chicago Park District supervisors and the union representing many of the district's workers filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on Thursday. They're asking...

Truth or Rumor?

We'd certainly hope that union officials weren't using their positions to collude with those they negotiated against during their tenure: Chairman Ed Burke called the Head of H. R. at the Chicago Park District. The Chairman ordered him to hire Marky Mark Donahue as the number three in charge of security for the Chicago Park District. Show More Summary

Pitchfork 2015 Festival Review: Top 10 Sets + Photos

The 10th annual celebration in Chicago's Union Park brought sweat, rain, and Chance.

Pitchfork Music Festival 2015 Review: Top 10 Sets + Photos

The 10th annual celebration in Chicago's Union Park brought sweat, rain, and Chance.

The Scenes of Pitchfork Music Festival Day Three: Chance the Rapper Sang to Chicago and We Smiled

Chance the Rapper by Ellie Pritts After a brief monsoon on Saturday that left Chicago's Union Park way too muddy for your new sneakers, Sunday brought perfect weather. A coincidence Sunday was also the best day for music? Maybe. Highlights...Show More Summary

Artist Portraits From Pitchfork Fest 2015

10 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Pitchfork Festival took over Chicago’s Union Park this past weekend with headlining sets from Wilco, Sleater-Kinney, and Chance The Rapper. The hours before those performances boasted an impressive lineup of established names as well, among them Chvrches, Ryley Walker, Shamir, How To Dress Well, the Julie Ruin, Natalie Prass, Courtney Barnett, and so many more. […]

6 Memorable Moments From Pitchfork Fest 2015 Saturday

10 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

There’s nothing quite as invigorating as a quick burst of chaos. Just as Saturday afternoon was getting going in Chicago, a quick but torrential downpour sent the entire mob of people at Union Park scrambling for cover. It let up just long enough for four really good Ex Hex songs, and then it came back […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Pitchfork 2015 in Chicago’s Union Park

Here’s a look at some of the performers from Pitchfork 2015 in Chicago’s Union Park.... The post PHOTO GALLERY: Pitchfork 2015 in Chicago’s Union Park appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.

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